// This is a session at Innov8rs Sydney, 25-27 September 2018

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Why Successful Stakeholder Engagement Is Essential For Innovation

There’s nothing better than coming up with a new solution to an old problem or innovating on a process that causes more pain than it did joy. However, getting it off the ground can sometimes be easy and successful – or extremely long, lonely and painful. I’ve learnt that stakeholder engagement is essential for innovation – by first setting the vision as a key element to ensure projects are delivered on time and within scope. I’m looking forward to sharing my story about how I’ve employed effective stakeholder engagement to build two “start ups within large start ups” which have become an extremely valuable part of the business.

Georgia Foster

Head of Uber for Business, Australia and New Zealand

Georgia joined Uber in 2016 to launch Uber for Business across Australia & New Zealand. For the last 15 years, she has developed and lead sales, product and marketing teams in A/NZ, the US and Latin America. Primarily working for innovative US-based organisations like Linkedin and Uber, Georgia brings ground breaking products and concepts to the A/NZ market. A strong strategist, builder and collaborator, Georgia focuses on customer obsession in everything she does and believes this needs to be at the forefront for sustainable customer and team success. As one of Uber’s female leaders she’s excited about the future of the technology industry in A/NZ.